Do you ever look at recipes and think they’re too far out of your comfort zone to attempt? Well, this week’s meal plan is going to expose you to flavors and ingredients you may not naturally gravitate to you. Trust me, though, you’re going to love them.
We've got pan-seared pork chops, cheesy bruschetta chicken, broccoli cheddar soup, and more!
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Puerto Rican Salmorejo (Stewed Crab and Tomatoes with Rice)
This classic Puerto Rican stew is a great alternative to the boring crab meat recipes you may be used to. Salmorejo (Stewed Crab and Tomatoes with Rice) is ready in less than thirty minutes so it’s a perfect way to kick off a new week.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
What’s not to love about Broccoli Cheddar Soup?! It’s so creamy and rich that it hardly feels like you’re eating your weight in veggies. Serve it with some garlic knots or roasted sweet potatoes fries on the side.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Garlic and Greens
The pork chops for these Pan Seared Pork Chops with Garlic and Greens get their flavor from a brine. When I make it, I brine the pork chops the overnight, setting the pork into the brine right before I turn in for the night. When I’m ready for dinner, I only need 20 minutes and they’re done. Quinoa, mashed cauliflower, or potatoes are a great accompaniment for this.
Cheesy Bruschetta Chicken Cutlets
I love a good plate of bruschetta, so when I found this Cheesy Bruschetta Chicken Cutlet recipe AND saw that it was ready—start to finish—in 15 minutes, I was all over it. I serve it over pasta for dinner, but have been known to send leftovers to work with the hubby in the form of a sandwich!Continue to 5 of 6 below.
Chorizo-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Now, total transparency, this recipe I’m including because I was hesitant to ever try it. Chorizo and sweet potatoes are not my favorite foods, but these Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Potatoes drastically—and I mean drastically—changed my mind. It just goes to show you, even those of us who cook for a living can have hang-ups when it comes to food!
For a special treat this week, I’m making some rice pudding! It’s a comforting childhood classic, made with white rice, whole milk, brown sugar, and spices. So good!